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penny a coin of the United States and Canada equal to one cent. [2 definitions]
pension money paid at regular times by a former employer to a person who has retired, or by the government to a person who is not able to work.
pentagon a flat closed figure with five straight sides. [2 definitions]
penthouse an apartment or house built on the top floor or roof of a tall building.
peony a garden plant with large pink, red, or white flowers. [2 definitions]
people human beings; persons. [5 definitions]
pep (informal) lively energy or spirit. [2 definitions]
pepper a spice that comes from the dried berries of tropical vines in southeast Asia. [4 definitions]
pepper grinder a device used generally in the home or in a restaurant for grinding pepper.
peppermint a kind of mint plant that has small pink or white flowers and is grown for its oil. Peppermint is used in medicine and as a flavoring for toothpaste, gum, and candy. [3 definitions]
per for each.
per- a prefix that means "through."
perceive to become aware of through the senses. [2 definitions]
percent one part or unit of each hundred.
percentage some part of a whole based on a total of one hundred parts. [2 definitions]
perception the ability to become aware of or know through the senses. [2 definitions]
perch1 a branch or bar on which birds sit. [3 definitions]
perch2 a fish that lives in fresh water and has fins with spines. Perch are used for food.
percussion the striking of one hard object against another with force so that sound is produced. [2 definitions]
percussion instrument a musical instrument that is sounded when some part of it is struck. Pianos, drums, cymbals, and xylophones are percussion instruments.
perennial lasting throughout the year or for many years. [4 definitions]